2011-'13 Chevrolet Caprice Police Patrol Vehicles Recalled for Transmission Problem | Edmunds

2011-'13 Chevrolet Caprice Police Patrol Vehicles Recalled for Transmission Problem


Just the Facts:
  • General Motors is recalling 7,598 2011-'13 Chevrolet Caprice Police Patrol Vehicles to fix a transmission problem.
  • The transmission can be moved from "Park" without depressing the brake pedal.
  • A service kit is available and is being shipped to dealers, GM told Edmunds on Tuesday.

DETROIT General Motors is recalling 7,598 2011-'13 Chevrolet Caprice Police Patrol Vehicles to fix a transmission problem, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA).

The transmission can be moved from "Park" without depressing the brake pedal. In addition, the driver can move the shift lever between gears without pressing the shift lever lock button or have difficulty shifting between gears. NHTSA said the driver may be able to remove the ignition key without the transmission being in "Park."

"Unintended motion may occur, increasing the risk of a crash," NHTSA said in its summary of the problem. "Additionally, if the ignition key can be removed without the transmission being in 'Park,' the vehicle may roll away, increasing the risk of injury to exiting occupants and bystanders."

GM said it is aware of one crash, no injuries and no fatalities as a result of the problem.
The affected vehicles were built from March 24, 2011 to December 6, 2013.

A service kit is available and is being shipped to dealers, GM told Edmunds on Tuesday.

Dealers will replace the shift lever roll pin, replace the base pivot pin and attach a Brake Transmission Shift Interlock retention enhancement chip. A date has not bee set for the recall. Owners can contact Chevrolet at 1-800-222-1020.

Edmunds says: Owners of the Chevrolet Caprice PPV should be in touch with dealers to find out when to schedule service appointments.

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